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comment Can you mix 3e with 4e books?
Aside: Monsters from the d20 SRD are compatible with 3e.
1d
comment It seems like every skill check should always be made with advantage due to the 'Working Together' rules. Is this accurate?
Worth noting that the alternative to assistance is usually everyone just making an attempt. Which is not quite advantage (they may have lower modifiers), but pretty close.
Jan
11
comment Why do Ability Score method names imply difficulty inversely?
@wyrmwood Could you clarify? Your question appeared to be asking about why the ability score generation methods were named the way they were. If you would like to know how to modulate difficulty in an Rpg, I'd recommend posting a new question outlining your goals.
Jan
1
comment At what point do I stop my charge while mounted and using a Lance?
@HeyICanChan That's possible, but then I would expect it to say "uses its movement," rather than "uses its action to move."
Jan
1
comment At what point do I stop my charge while mounted and using a Lance?
@HeyICanChan There are also some fiddly timing bits... I.e., after the rider has charged and attacked, the mount is too close to charge. So the mount and rider would have to be doing a lot of things simultaneously, or interrupting each others actions a lot. But the action economy thing is the big one.
Jan
1
comment At what point do I stop my charge while mounted and using a Lance?
@HeyICanChan Action economy, mostly. If the rider charges, the mount uses "its action" to support that (it's unclear if "its action" is a single move action, or the full-round action worth of movement required for charge). That doesn't leave the mount with enough actions to charge. And, because it used it's action rather than losing it, the mount can't partial charge.
Dec
22
comment What can someone do while forced to doff armor from the heat metal spell
@waxeagle This question asks if "doffing" is equivalent to "dropping" for purposes of Heat Metal. That question asks how long doffing takes (for purposes of Heat Metal). Different questions. Regardless, "same question asked in a different way" is encouraged per Dr. Strangedupe.
Dec
22
comment What can someone do while forced to doff armor from the heat metal spell
@waxeagle Duplication should be pretty strict. That question/answer deals with how long it takes to remove armor IF the creature chooses to do so, not whether or not a creature is forced to do so. The question and answers assume an answer to this one, but never actually state it.
Dec
19
comment In D&D can a cleric choose to 'partially use' turn undead for purposes of, say, torture
Note that the +2 circumstance bonus is the cleric "partially using turn undead" from a flavor point of view. It just happens to use different mechanics.
Dec
11
comment Is there a standard way of calculating XP when the characters are in no immediate danger?
@vsz Two options, really -- The "ideal" is to figure out an encounter at the point where the players lay out their plan (before they roll the dice). Work out DCs, hidden obstacles, and CRs. Go from there. The other way is to make something up roughly commensurate to the challenge (plus a reward for creativity) after the fact.
Dec
11
comment Is there a standard way of calculating XP when the characters are in no immediate danger?
@BBlake It sounds like we're saying the same thing. Could you point to the section where you feel the wording is unclear?
Dec
2
comment How to implement multiclassing during character creation?
What do you want multiclassing to achieve in your system? What purpose is it serving? Why do you want to include it? What aspects do you definitely want to include? What aspects do you definitely want to exclude?
Sep
18
comment Does an Enhancement bonus on clothing become an Armor bonus?
@Goblin The rules are not worded great, but this part is pretty clear: "Since enhancement bonuses to armor or natural armor effectively increase the armor or natural armor's bonus to AC..." -- Enhancement bonuses increase the bonus to AC.
Sep
18
comment Does an Enhancement bonus on clothing become an Armor bonus?
@Goblin PFSRD, plus the wording of the bonus, plus the ability to use a magic shield and magic armor at the same time.
Sep
15
comment Is Sunbeam's beam considered sunlight, for the purposes of Sunlight Hypersensitivity?
@khashir Absolutely! And I think it's pretty clear that if for some reason you can only cast one of those two spells, you want to cast Sunbeam. But I'm not really sure how that's relevant to the question you asked?
Sep
15
comment Is Sunbeam's beam considered sunlight, for the purposes of Sunlight Hypersensitivity?
@Khasir The regeneration is tangential, in that both spells already deal radiant damage which shuts it down anyway. Re: New beam and dim light... Sloppy writing on my part. More or less corrected.
Sep
12
comment Are there any established rules for flying in combat for D&D 3.x or d20 Modern?
@KRyan That question didn't exist when this one was asked. And doesn't hook into the d20-modern space (which is the goal of this question).
Sep
8
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
What is your typical encounter starting distance? Maximum longbow range? 100 feet? Five squares? Are the enemies typically coming to the PCs, or are they defending a strong point?
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@mattdm The issue is that the thing in the description isn't worded as a requirement (which we have several examples of), it's worded as a thing that happens. But I certainly agree that if the DM feels it's a requirement they should be up front about it! :)
Sep
3
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie I've added a couple branches for that. The problem here is that there's no authority on what happens when part of a spell is impossible. Does the spell do as much as it can? Or fail entirely? Setting aside the issue that creating freaking fire from nothing is as impossible as a one-handed man touching his thumbs together.